On the ball
the next 12 months, the club’s players and coaches will enjoy support in four key areas – team training, coach education, session planning and access to their flagship skilful edge resources.
After the success of the opening sessions, members of Thorn Athletic are now excited about what the rest of the Partner Club programme can deliver for them.
Thorn Athletic’s Coerver coordinator and 2007 coach, Neil Fox, who has put months of preparation into pulling off the agreement, said: “Coerver techniques are used by some of the biggest names in world football.
“It was a fantastic day and despite the typical Scottish weather all you could hear was laughing and enjoyment from those taking part.
“For some of the kids it was the second time they had been soaked in the one day.
“But afterwards everyone was unanimous in their praise for how well it had gone.”
Coerver Scotland director and coach Joe Jones said: “We are delighted to welcome Thorn Athletic as a Coerver Partner Club this season.
“As one of only 21 clubs across Scotland, the Coerver Partner Club is an exclusive programme working with forward thinking, progressive clubs who wish to develop skilful attacking football players and teams.
“Already in the short time we have been working with the club, they have shown a real desire to improve their players and their coaches.
“We are sure this partnership will help the club to provide a truly unique programme for young players in Johnstone.”
Silky skills The coaching teaches the kids all manner of tricks and flicks